Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chloe Post: "snow, snow, snow, snow, SNOW"

I'm quoting a song from the movie "White Christmas" because Mommy said that this dress makes me look like Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen at the end of the movie. I feel fancy!

It's also fitting because it is indeed a WHITE Christmas. We had 23 inches of snow which Mommy and Daddy said was a LOT OF SNOW. They worked hard to dig out our car and shovel our driveway and now both of them are complaining about their backs and shoulders. I feel fine.

Anyway, it's a good thing they worked so hard, or else I would have missed Aunt Diane's Christmas dinner! She and Uncle John always like it when I come to visit and I was happy to see them, too! I also got to visit with Aunt Gretchen (whose present I tried to steal) and Uncle Brian. He's funny! We laughed at each other a lot.

I had such a good time!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Chloe Post: Snow is Confusing...

...especially 23 inches of it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chloe Post: Ladies Day Out

I love hanging out with Aunt Diane! She always gives me lots of hugs and kisses and likes to hold me and buy me dresses. She loves dresses! I was really happy that she invited Mommy and me to go Christmas shopping with her in Cape May and Atlantic City. We shopped the bargains! I saw a Santa in Cape May, but he wasn't the real Santa. His beard was fake. I saw the real Santa already with Mommy and Mom-Mom, but I didn't spoil the good times by telling people that the dude was an imposter. Mommy said that wouldn't be polite.

I was such a good girl that Mommy bought me a Ginger Girl doll and some new shoes at the Carter's Outlet. I think Aunt Diane got me a present at Carter's, too, but she kept it under wraps... guess I will have to wait. She probably had to sneak it into the house - Uncle John says she spoils me!

Ain't no such thing, Uncle John. Ain't no such thing.

Thursday, December 10, 2009



Mommy said it's because I am such a good girl!! I love Santa!

P.S. From Mommy... the elves must have made an error, my good girl isn't 1 year old yet... but who am I to correct Santa?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chloe Post: The Discovery of Sugar Cookies

Today, we had flooding, so my school was closed... so Mommy had to work from home so she could take care of me. We had a good time and I was helpful by taking a 2.5 hour nap. Boy, I'm glad I did - Mommy took me to an office Christmas party and I was working hard!

Here you see me enjoying my sugar cookie (why has no one told me about these before?!) and goofing with Auntie Lu, but I had some serious responsibilties, too...

...I helped Aunt Melanie by serving as the un-official greeter for the event and spent most of my time mingling from table to table. Everyone said I am very cute and walking quite well for someone who is only 10.5 months old. Mommy explained that I am trying to get into the Panda room at school, so I need to be confident in my gait. It's important to have goals.

It sure was a fun day... I was so exhausted that I went to sleep at 6.45 - I never do that!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Chloe Post: Philly Christmas Traditions

Today, Mommy and the Phi Sigs took me to the old Wanamaker Building to see the holiday light show and hear the organ. Then, we went upstairs to see the Dickens Village. I really liked it!

I also really liked lunch. Aunt Gretchen let me try all kinds of yummy things - I love pickles!

Next, we visited Aunt Diane and Uncle John and they gave me an early Christmas present... and then Mommy and I visited Aunt Jennifer at the craft show. Whew! I am exhausted!! Christmas is hard work!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chloe Post: I am a Sailor

I *love* bath time. Bath time rocks! I like to splash and try to eat the bubbles and try to drink the water and splash and play with toys and try to eat the sponge and splash and just everything! Because I love the bath and I am a good girl, Mommy cashed in a bunch of her Pampers points to get me these cool boats. Daddy said that Mommy was wasting her time by typing in all of those codes, but I think it was worth it! Mommy said that I got these boats because of perseverence.

Whatever. Just call me CAPTAIN.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Chloe Post: Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I had so much fun yesterday at Aunt Diane and Uncle John's Thanksgiving celebration... Aunt Diane makes really yummy food - my favorite was the pumpkin velvet soup - I love pumpkin!

Here I am with my Mommy and my Godmother, Aunt Diane. We're smiling because we're so happy to spend my first Thanksgiving together.

After dinner, we went for a walk to Rittenhouse Square to see the Christmas lights and then I took a little nap. Luckily, I woke up in time for dessert. Uncle John loves peanut butter (just like me) so Aunt Diane makes Peanut Butter-Pumpkin pies for him. Yummy!! Two great tastes that taste great together!

I slept really well after all the good food and visiting. Here I am this morning in my new, big girl crib.

Today, Mom-Mom and Mommy took me to meet Santa! I was a really good girl and Santa gave me these funny antlers to wear.

Yay for Christmas season!!

I am so thankful for all the people who love me, for toys and good books and for PUMPKINS.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Chloe Post: Report from the Big Crib

Yesterday, M & D built me a new crib. It is huge! I could seriously hold a card game in this bad boy. Last night, Mommy said it was time for me to sleep in my own room for the first time ever in my life. Daddy wasn't sure how it would work out, but that mattress is so comfy! I fell asleep at my usual time and slept thru the night... but, when I woke up (at 5:40am), I didn't know where I was and I was scared! I cried until Mommy came for me. She cuddled me and kissed my head and I almost fell back asleep and she tried to put me back in the crib! OH NO, I THINK NOT. So, I cried more until she took me in to bed with her and Daddy... but, I was not really interested in sleeping. Daddy (aka GRUMPALINA) was unsympathetic, but Mommy made me a bottle which I sucked down at the speed of sound before falling asleep in between them.

Final Chloe Assessment: Comfy crib, appreciate the ambience, but it better not interfere with my ability to get my own way.

Final Mommy Assessment: Hey, man - she stayed in there all night and slept thru... so, even though she woke up 1hr 20min early, I am declaring it a victory.

Final Daddy Assessment: No report - still asleep at press time.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chloe Post: Thank Goodness we found the Magic Camera to Computer Cord that No One will Let me Chew on

GoodNESS. I have been itching to share new photos of me in my new home, but M & D took forever to find the freakin' cord! Sheesh!!

Here I am resting with Daddy... we were taking a break from unpacking. See the pretty new couch? It turns into a bed for Grams and Granpa when they come to visit me. It looks tasty, but M & D don't let me chew on it, so I can't tell you for sure.

Lately, M & D have been letting me try all sorts of new food (I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER) and the other day, I wanted to gnaw on an unpeeled orange. When M realized I was sawing into it with my two powerful teeth, she took me into the kitchen to "show me what's inside." She peeled a piece and gave it to me. I was unimpressed. I preferred this piece, with the peel still on it. But, M & D eventually took it away. They suck. So do eggs. Eggs are gross.

Today, I was helping Daddy build our table. I am a good helper. Like earlier today when M & D were building my new crib and I was lubricating the screws for them by hiding them in my mouth. I'm not sure why they freaked out so much. They are so over dramatic.

I'm so glad we found that cord so I could share these photos with you - I love my new house!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mommy Post - I'm skeered.

I have reached the age where Pop Culture has become confusing. Someone needs to explain to me what The Hills is all about and who the hell Spencer and Heidi are and why they hate Al Roker. Did you see the stuff that Spencer tweeted about Al?

I don't know who these Speidi people are, but I'm afraid of them. Chloe may not play with anyone who stars on The Hills. Or Michael Vick.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Classic

In honor of Sesame Street turning 40, I thought I would share one of Chloe's favorite YouTube videos. She enjoys Elmo's song, but the Cookie Monster really gets her giggling:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snow White

With the move, I completely forgot to post Chloe's halloween photos! Bad Mommy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chloe post: Moving!

Whew! Thank goodness Grams and Grandpa came to help us move or Mommy and Daddy might have packed me in a box for real!

Now, Mommy and Daddy just need to unpack the rest of these boxes and we will be golden...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chloe post - All the latest

Well, there is just so much to report! I learned to clap (finally, that was tough, but I have it down pat), my walking is improving every day and... there was something else... oh, right! Mommy, Daddy and the bank all got together to buy me a house! It's so exciting... I am less then 2 weeks away from my own room!

Mommy said it's a good thing, too... I am running out of room in our little apartment. I keep returning to areas that Mommy and Daddy want me to avoid. I like to try to spin the wheels on the laundry cart. And Daddy's bike. And the jogger stroller. Whenever I do it, Mommy says "that kid is BACK on the escalator," which makes Daddy laugh, but then I laugh at him laughing and don't believe him when he says I should leave those wheels alone.

Anyway, here are some awesome pictures of me on the move:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thank you, Aunt JoJo and Uncle Fuzz

I wanted to thank my Aunt and Uncle and their fabulous family for celebrating my birthday yesterday - it made me feel very special and loved that they took the time to make such a nice party. I had a wonderful time with them!!

As you can see below, Chloe had a good time, too... she discovered icing and there may be no going back! :-)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Still sick, but need to post some photos...

I've been a very slack blogger. I'm still feeling kind of yucky, but I can just feel Grams sitting in her cabin, just itching for new Chloe photos.

Miss Stella was the photographer at the zoo last week, so I still need her to send me her photos, but in the meantime, here are two that were on my camera:

When we picked up Miss Stella to go to the zoo, Chloe was so confused... "why isn't she at school where she belongs?"... but in the end, Miss Stella is Miss Stella! It doesn't matter where she is, Chloe is a fan.

Of course, we had to get all decked out for the NKF walk at the zoo since we were walking with the Phi Sigs! We ran into a bunch of collegians and they loved our matching letters.

I know I've talked before about how much I love the teachers at Chloe's school, but I also have to give a shout out to the other families. I've loved becoming part of this community and often bring in things that didn't work for us (i.e. peas, diapers she has grown out of) to see if they can find a home. I thought it was so cool that Zavier's mom brought us this little scooter. Her daughter is a bit too old for it and since it's so girly, she thought it would be better for Chloe than Zavier! Chloe doesn't completely get it yet - she's not quite tall enough to have both feet flat on the floor, but it does help as a walking helper when she pushes it...

...and speaking of walking, guess who has started it?!!

On Friday, I was greeted with "CHLOE WALKED TODAY AND WE HAVE A PICTURE OF IT!" I was so excited (a little sad that Ed and I weren't the first to see it... another cost of being a working Mommy), but so excited that she did it. Miss Lady was all sorts of giggly when I got there... she KNEW that she had done something really cool. It was so neat. And then she did it while I was there... and all weekend long. She can't do it for long, but she manages a few steps. So, it won't be long before she's just running thru life... and as Grams said when I told her, we are in trouble.

My girl likes to EXPLORE.